February 8, 1966 - August 21, 2021
Sheryl Denise Lindsay nee Austin was born February 8, 1966 to James and Justine Austin. She attended Wainwright Elementary School, and after graduating from the fifth grade, she was promoted to the seventh grade and attended Hunt Jr. High School and then Foss High School. She later completed her GED at Tacoma Community College. Sheryl accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was an active member at St. John Baptist Church in Tacoma, Washington. Sheryl participated in Jack and Jill of America, Inc., a family organization promoting cultural, social, civic and recreational activities to stimulate and expand the mind to enhance life with a stated goal to create a medium of contact for children which would stimulate their growth and development. In 1980, the Tacoma Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. was sponsored by the Seattle Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and voted into the national body at the 42nd National Convention in Houston, Texas. Allen Lindsay and Sheryl married and on August 31, 2001 welcomed Andrew Sean, who proceeded her into Glory at the age of 4 days old. Sheryl enjoyed spending time bowling, skiing, traveling, enjoying new foods, and playing darts. She was affectionately called, “Auntie” by her nieces and nephew, grand-nieces, and great-grandnephew: Malantha (Tone), Mahalia, Adriana, Malachai, Tianna, Tonika, Tony, Tierra and Royal. On the afternoon of Saturday, August 21, 2021, Sheryl passed away at Tacoma General Hospital following an irreparable brain injury brought on by a cardiac arrest. She was preceded in death by Jim and Justine, her loving parents; Verona Adkins, her adoring Aunt; and Andrew, her firstborn son. She is survived by her sister, Marcia Azizi (Akil) and nieces Malantha Tinsley (Tone) and Mahalia Burns; grand nieces, Adriana, Tianna, Tonika, Tony, Tierra; grand-nephew Malachai; and Great-grand-nephew, Royal. Family Expression of Appreciation: The Family of Sheryl Lindsay would like to Acknowledge with deepest appreciation, your kind expressions of sympathy, prayers, and love. We are very grateful to each of you that sent heartfelt cards and frequent prayers, beautiful flowers and other expressions of comfort and encouragement as we begin our journey without her. Please know that you always held a special place in her heart. The family would ask that you would remember her by making memorial donations in her name in lieu of flowers to these charities with missions that were close to her heart: UW Heart - Center for Women’s Heart Health (https://give.uwmedicine.org/) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. (Tacoma Delta Foundation, P.O. Box 99835, Lakewood, WA 984960) Diabetes Association of Pierce County (dapc.info/donations) The Humane Society of Tacoma & Pierce County (thehumanesociety.org/donate/) We hope that you will forever be the kind, thoughtful, and hard-working friends that you were when she was with us and that you always remember her with love. A special Thank You to the all of the Medical Staff for their special care and support of Sheryl and her family as they worked to ensure that Sheryl was free from pain and the family was comforted and encouraged during this time.
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